COVID-19 Update

Dear UA participant,

During this time of uncertainty around the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, we are all working to maintain health and safety. We are closely monitoring the situation as well as following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health).

To best support our communities, the Urban Advantage program is taking a number of steps, effective immediately: 


UA professional learning courses for teachers and parent coordinators will go online:

Between now and April 30, all in-person UA courses will be shifted to online learning formats, unless they cannot be, in which case all attempts will be made in the future to reschedule the course for later in the spring. Teachers who are unable to attend rescheduled courses or re-register for a new course will not be penalized.

Visits by UA staff to UA schools will be rescheduled:

Family engagement events (such as family science nights, science fairs, career events, etc.): If you have a UA family engagement visit scheduled before April 30, please contact your UA partner to reschedule.

Teacher support visits by UA partners to UA schools: If you have a UA teacher support visit scheduled before April 30, please contact your UA partner to discuss rescheduling.

UA Vouchers: Many UA partner institutions are currently closed. UA vouchers are in effect IF the UA partner institution is open. Please check with the UA institution if you are considering visiting. Only activities consistent with social distancing guidelines in effect at that time, provided by the Centers for Disease Control, New York State and New York City, should take place.

We will be closely monitoring the situation, and as soon as new information is available, we will communicate this. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Sincerely yours, 

The UA partners